Australian Museum Journal Supplementary notes to the report on sponges from the coastal beaches of New South Wales

Shortform:
Whitelegge, 1902, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(5): 211–216
Author(s):
Whitelegge, T.
Year published:
1902
Title:
Supplementary notes to the report on sponges from the coastal beaches of New South Wales
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
4
Issue:
5
Start page:
211
End page:
216
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1902.1099
Language:
English
Date published:
06 January 1902
Cover date:
06 January 1902
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
PORIFERANS; CHECKLIST; SPONGES
Digitized:
07 November 2008
Available online:
19 December 2008
Reference number:
1099
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (90kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (624kb PDF)

Abstract

The results obtained by the examination of the fragments from the British Museum, are confirmatory of the descriptions of the Lendenfeldian types as published in my report The species dealt with are as follows: Arenochalina mirabilis, Lendenfeld, from Torres Straits. The spicules are styli, and occur in both the main and secondary fibres. A recently collected specimen from Port Jackson exhibits numerous similar styli in the ground substance. A fragment of Clathria (Plectispa) arborea, Lendenfeld, appears under the name of Thalassodendron reticulata, Lendenfeld. The echinating spicules in this example are spined styli; the question as to what particular sponge was. described under the above name still requires an answer, inasmuch as the fibres are described as being echinated by smooth styli.

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